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Alcohol sends more Canadians to hospital than heart attacks: report
by Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen
22 Jun 2017 at 8:38am
More Canadians were hospitalized due to alcohol than for heart attacks last year, according to a new report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. In 2015-16, about 77,000 hospitalizations in Canada were entirely caused by alcohol, compared with about 75,000 for heart attacks. The organization that compiles and analyzes health statistics said it is […]

Quick action by staffer douses fire in Stittsville retirement home
by Megan Gillis, Postmedia
22 Jun 2017 at 8:19am
Ottawa Fire Services credits a staffer’s quick action with a fire extinguisher in preventing a fire in a Stittsville retirement residence from spreading. They were called at 6:21 a.m. by reports of heavy smoke in a unit in the building on Stittsville Main Street near Hobin Street. When they arrived, the building was already being […]

Woman, 82, seriously hurt in Greenbank Road crash
by Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen
22 Jun 2017 at 8:11am
An 82-year-old woman suffered serious chest injuries in a T-bone collision on Greenbank Road, south of Fallowfield, Thursday morning. Crews were called to the Barrhaven site at about 9 a.m. A 20-year-old man was also injured, suffering a minor hand injury when an airbag deployed and was also taken to hospital. Both patients were reported […]

One man found stabbed after early morning disturbance in Lower Town
by Megan Gillis, Postmedia
22 Jun 2017 at 7:02am
A 25-year-old man is in stable condition in hospital after being stabbed at the scene of a shooting on Rideau Street early Thursday morning. The city police guns and gangs unit is investigating. Police were called to the scene by 911 calls reporting shots fired in the 400 block of Rideau near Augusta Street in […]

LCBO extends hours at some stores as strike looms
by Tom Spears, Ottawa Citizen
22 Jun 2017 at 5:56am
As LCBO stores approach a possible strike that could begin Monday morning, the provincial chain has announced that “select” stores will open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. The new extended hours run from Thursday to Sunday, June 25, and again on Sunday July 2. To find out which are the “select” stores that will […]

Summer kicks off with sun, but that won't last
by Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen
22 Jun 2017 at 5:21am
Summer’s kicking off in grand fashion Thursday with sunny skies and fine temperatures, but it doesn’t look like it’ll last long. Clouds are expected to roll in Thursday afternoon, and showers could ensue this evening and overnight. Thursday’s high is expected to be about 24 C, with a humidex equivalence of 26 and UV index […]

Capital Voices: 'It was a really bad war between my heart and my brain'
by Bruce Deachman, Ottawa Citizen
21 Jun 2017 at 8:30pm
In anticipation of Canada?s sesquicentennial celebrations, the Citizen?s Bruce Deachman has been out in search of Ottawans ? 150 of them ? to learn their stories of life and death, hope and love, the extraordinary and the everyday. We?ll share one person?s story every day until Canada Day. ?I?m from Tehran, and before I came […]

France accused of violating human rights by group lobbying for academic Hassa...
by Drake Fenton, Ottawa Citizen
21 Jun 2017 at 6:41pm
Hassan Diab?s first hint that French police suspected him of being a terrorist was in October 2007 when a French newspaper reporter approached him after class at the University of Ottawa. That was exactly 27 years after a devastating bomb attack outside a Paris synagogue that killed four and injured more than 40. In the […]

Quebec provincial police will be present at Rockfest in Montebello
by Olivia Blackmore
21 Jun 2017 at 4:52pm
Sûreté du Québec, Quebec's provincial police, announced on Wednesday that there will be a police presence at the Rockfest music festival June 22-24 in Montebello, about 80 kilometres east of Ottawa.

OC Transpo announces new route IDs, end of paper passes
by Norman Provencher, Ottawa Citizen
21 Jun 2017 at 4:18pm
Starting Sunday, OC Transpo passengers in the south and east areas of the city may be doing double-takes as several routes adopt new numbers in preparation for next year’s opening of the O-Train Confederation line. In all, 15 routes will be renumbered. The busiest route is No. 1, which will be renamed the No. 6. […]

Step-grandfather of girl killed in crash wants to talk to teens about careful...
by Joanne Laucius, Ottawa Citizen
21 Jun 2017 at 4:08pm
The step-grandfather of a 17-year-old girl killed in a crash that claimed the lives of two teens says, as a tribute to a life lost far too early, he wants to speak to young people about making impulsive decisions.  

Hospital and federal government still negotiating lease for new Civic site
by Elizabeth Payne, Ottawa Citizen
21 Jun 2017 at 2:48pm
It could be late fall before a lease is signed allowing The Ottawa Hospital to build on the former site of the Sir John Carling building. CEO Cameron Love said Wednesday the federal government and the hospital are still working out details of that lease, six month after an agreement was announced to allow a […]

Contractor was driving Transpo bus when it flipped
by Jon Willing
21 Jun 2017 at 2:23pm
Transit heads are investigating why a routine test drive went sideways this week when a driver lost control of an OC Transpo bus, which ended up flipped in a ditch. Emergency services responded to the bus crash Monday morning on Russell Road near Ramsayville Road. Crews on scene for bus in ditch on Russell Rd […]

Police seize pill press, firearms, drugs and chemicals in big drug bust
by Paula McCooey, Ottawa Citizen
21 Jun 2017 at 2:12pm
Four people have been charged and a large stash of drugs, chemicals and equipment used to produce counterfeit pills have been seized by Ottawa police after an eight-month investigation. In November 2016, the drug unit began to look into a group of Ottawa residents in their 20s and 30s believed to be responsible for trafficking cocaine […]

Threats against Wynne range from the bizarre to the serious, documents reveal
by Tyler Dawson, Ottawa Citizen
21 Jun 2017 at 2:09pm
Since 2013, Premier Kathleen Wynne has been threatened with beheading over changes to the province’s sex-ed curriculum, and told she should ?catch a bullet? for her policies. These were among records of 97 “security incidents” involving the premier that the Citizen obtained using Freedom of Information laws. The records include four instances in which charges […]

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